Need help with a decent 8 string tone.

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by Connor, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Vinnydude

    Vinnydude The Shipman Project

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    I heard that if you run your lead from the guitar up your ass then out your japs eye and into that monster of an amp, it sounds just like Tosin Abasi.
     
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    paintkilz Banned

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    you have the same pickups.


    the woods and neck are vastly different comparing your shecter to the 2228.
     
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    paintkilz Banned

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    i used to have a boosted clip of that prac amp..haha its in my drawer somewhere...amp in the dresser drawer????!!!
     
  4. Connor

    Connor Guy

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    I also have a crate flexwave 120W going into a krank revolution cab.
    But i find the crate to be worse than the marshall.
    So if I were to buy a new head thats a reasonable price, under $2000AUD, what would it be?
    Keeping in mind ENGL's are hard to come by for under $4000 here, same with Mesa and H&K.
     
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    Connor Guy

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    I was considering going an Engl e530 preamp > Rocktron Velocity 300 (or 100 depending on the price difference) > Krank rev cab.
     
  6. geofreesun

    geofreesun SS.org Regular

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    man, this is what i have:

    agile septor 827 with bkp CS bridge --- engl e530 (built in poweramp) ---- krank rev jr cab (90w 112) and the tone is to die for :hbang:

    i just got a mesa studio preamp today, hard to tweak, so far, i am not liking the saggy mesa tone...

     
  7. Vinnydude

    Vinnydude The Shipman Project

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    Connor, what is wrong with you?

    Rocktron? ROCKTRON?!!!!

    Fuck man.

    $2000, just buy a frigging tube amp!!!

    If you can't afford top notch engl/randall/mesa etc etc, have a try with the Line 6/Bogner HD100, its what i currently have till I upgrade to a pro setup, its by far the best line 6 amp, it actually has character!!! lol

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    xtrustisyoursx SS.org Regular

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    :wallbash: :noplease:
     
  9. Vinnydude

    Vinnydude The Shipman Project

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    Dude, if you can recommend a better one for the price go right ahead, but as far as the bang to buck ratio goes, that thing is actually pretty good, and as i said, i am making do with it till i can afford a pro rig.
     
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    xtrustisyoursx SS.org Regular

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    I'm referring to your "oh noooooes rocktron omgeeeez it isn't tubes" ridiculing attitude.
     
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    caparison_x Banned

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    Can I personally suggest an ENGL E650. I use my LTD SC608 with EMG 808s and the amp is exceptionally clear. I generally use relatively flat tone settings and have the Lead Gain set to around 4 which give me very clear distortion tone.
     
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    Distortion EET FUK

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    Thanks a bunch man, very interesting stuff :) :hbang:
     
  13. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Have you actually used those Rocktrons? These aren't cheap V10s and V30s. I love tube tone just as much as the next guy, but those Velocity power amps are solid as fuck. If they're powering a good preamp of course.

    I'd take a Velocity with GSP1101 any day. :agreed:
     
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    mattofvengeance Team Ibanez

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    Exactly. That combo would annihilate that Line 6/Bogner, and it would cost less too.
     
  15. Ben.Last

    Ben.Last Formerly Lern2Swim

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    That's my plan. Glad you approve. :hbang:
     
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    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    MG series sound shit as it is, couldn't imagine how they'd sound with an 8 string.
     
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    Inception7 Tappy Tapper

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    I just play through a Boss ME-70 and headphones. I like my tone fine enough.
     
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    If you don't or can't blow your wad on an Axe FX or a Digidesign Eleven you can dial in those tones on Guitar Rig 4 with a ART Tube MP in front.
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    my mistake, you want amp advice and not software tips.

    And buying an EQ pedal wouldn't hurt. There is a lot more going into Tosin's tone than just his guitar, amp and pickups. He's definitely got his settings/amp/cab/mics/eq/compression dialed into that Axe FX.
     
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    I do the same with my RG2228 + Boss GT10 + Headphones. Tone is simply ok, so id love to get a better tone by adjusting the equalization
     
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    why was this revived????
     

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